Happy Mother’s Day 2012
Celebrate Mother’s Day 2012 at Bogota Latin Bistro on Sunday, May 13. We’ll be open for brunch from 10am to 4pm and dinner from 4pm to 12am. Mother’s Day is for moms of all ages, including brand new moms, grandmothers, and even older sisters and close aunts can be mother-like figures in people’s lives. So bring your mom or that special mom-like figure in your life to Bogota on Mother’s Day and enjoy each other’s company and our exquisite Colombian/Pan-Latin delights.
Here’s a little bit of history on Mother’s Day in Latin America -
In Argentina it is celebrated on the third Sunday of October. It was first celebrated in 11 October, the old liturgical date for the celebration of Virgin Mary (after the Second Vatican Council the Virgin Mary festivity was moved to 1 January). Around 1982, the national merchants asked that it was moved to the third Sunday of October, in order to reactivate the sales of the second half of that month.
In Bolivia, Mother’s Day is celebrated on 27 May. The Dia de la Madre Boliviana was passed into law on 8 November 1927, during the presidency of Hernando Siles Reyes. It commemorates the Battle of Coronilla, which took place on 27 May 1812, during the Bolivian War of Independence, in what is now the city of Cochabamba. In this battle, women fighting for the country’s independence were slaughtered by the Spanish army. It is not a festive day, but all schools make activities and festivities during this day.
On May 10th, Mexicans celebrate the Día de las madres. In 1922 a journalist, Rafael Alducín wrote an article advocating the celebration of Mother’s Day in all of Mexico. Though the practice had already spread to parts of Mexico, Alducín’s article led to widespread observance of the holiday, and May 10 is the universal day of celebration in Mexico. In the morning the mother is usually treated to a song sung by her family, or a serenade by a hired band. A family breakfast or brunch is also customary.
In Nicaragua the Día de la Madre is celebrated on 30 May since the first years of the 1940s. The date was chosen by President Anastasio Somoza García because it was the birthday of Casimira Sacasa, the mother of his wife.
In Panama it is celebrated on 8 December, the same day as the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. This date was suggested in 1930 by the wife of Panama’s President Florencio Harmodio Arosemena, and it was passed as Law 69 in the same year.
In Paraguay it is celebrated in 15 May, the same day as the Dia de la Patria, which celebrates the independence of Paraguay. This is apparently to honor the role played by Juana María de Lara in the events of 14 May 1811 that led to Paraguay’s independence.
(Source: Wikipedia and MothersDayCentral.com.)